How to Fix No Subject Messages on Samsung

Get the missing subject back on text!

Getting blank messages displaying no subject on your Android phone can leave you confused and raise multiple questions. 

Recently many users, especially with Samsung devices, complained about receiving messages with no subject on their phones and that it’s not downloading.

If you are a Samsung user facing the same problem, we will help you resolve it in today’s article. Let’s begin!

How to Fix No Subject Messages on Samsung

What Does No Subject Mean in a Text Message on Android and What Causes it?

Samsung hasn’t officially clarified anything on no subject messages, based on its name, we can say that there is no subject line in the message you’ve received

It could also mean that either the sender has sent a blank message or it has gone corrupt which is in some way.

As a result, you won’t be able to load the message, and it will appear as an empty or blank message in your inbox.

Some causes behind this issue could be determined as:

  • Improper configuration of your Access Point Name (APN) settings
  • Issues with the Samsung Messages app
  • Access to the carrier service blocked by your WiFi

How to Fix No Subject in Messages Issue on Samsung

Now that we know the reasons, let’s begin with the solutions to get the problem resolved.

Quick Answer: Restart the Android device and the messaging app. If that does not help, try using the Google Message app to see the subject messages and also download media files on your phone.

Note: Since smartphones don’t have the same Settings options, they vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Hence, ensure the correct settings before changing any on your device. The steps were performed on the Samsung S20 FE 5G (Android 13, One UI 5.1), as shown in the illustrations below.

Method 1: Switch to Mobile Data

You will not be permitted to access or download messages with subjects when the device is connected to Wi-Fi. 

So, disconnect the Wi-Fi connectivity and use cellular data to download the messages.

Method 2: Configure APN Settings

APN or Access Point Name enables your phone to connect to the internet and other data services provided by the carrier. 

It is important to verify that the Access Point Name (APN) configuration is correctly set up to prevent the discussed issue. 

1. Open your device’s Settings.

2. Tap on Connections and select Mobile networks.

3. Tap on Access Point Names.

Tap on Access Point Names

4. Tap on Add, enter the required APN settings provided by your mobile network carrier, and tap on Save.

Also Read: Why Does My Samsung Phone Keep Saying There’s Moisture Detected? How to Disable it

Method 3: Set Up Automatic MMS Downloads

You’ll not be able to download the messages you receive in group chats if MMS messages aren’t set to download automatically

Moreover, make sure that mobile data is enabled on the device and can download these messages, even though the size is usually 1kb.

1. Open the Messages app on your phone, tap the three dots icon at the top right, and select Settings from the context menu.

2. Tap on More settings followed by Multimedia messages.

3. Turn the toggle on for Download automatically and Download automatically while roaming.

Turn the toggle on for Download automatically and Download automatically while roaming

Method 4: Reset Messaging Settings

If you have been facing the no subject text or multimedia messages issue on your Samsung device after making some manual settings, the easiest way to fix this is by resetting the messaging settings.

You can just clear out the cache files and data for the Messages app to do so.

1. Go to your phone Settings and tap on Apps.

2. Scroll down, choose Messages, and tap on Storage.

3. Tap on Clear cache and then on Clear data.

Tap on Clear cache and then on Clear data for Messages app Samsung

Also Read: 12 Best MMS Apps for Android

Method 5: Turn On Developer Options

Developer options allow you access to configure system settings and fix bugs and other issues that the device is facing currently. 

1. Open Settings, scroll down and tap on About phone.

2. Tap on Software information and repeatedly tap on the Build number until you see a message indicating that developer options have been enabled.

Repeatedly tap on the Build number until you see a message indicating that developer options have been enabled

3. Now, go back to the main Settings menu, scroll down, and select Developer options.

4. Turn off the toggle for Animation, Transition Animation, and Animation Duration settings.

Once the problem is fixed, you can disable the Developer options on your phone if you want to.

Method 6: Delete Other Messaging Apps

Alternative messaging apps installed on your Samsung device can manage your SMS and MMS messages and hence cause trouble.

Consider uninstalling them to ensure that only the Samsung Messages app receives messages.

We hope our guide helped you fix the no subject messages issue on Samsung

If it persists, contact your network provider or switch your carrier. 

Do let us know in the comments section if you have any other queries or suggestions for us and stay tuned to TechCult for more such troubleshooting guides.

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